These refreshing summer rolls with creamy peanut sauce are a colorful addition to mealtime and are an easy way to eat the rainbow. The Co-op is filled with fresh summer produce right now, so make sure to fill your cart up with lots of fruits and vegetables! Eating a variety of colorful fruits and veggies everyday helps you get the vitamins and minerals your body needs. A simple 5-ingredient peanut sauce combines salty, sweet, and spicy flavors and is the perfect accompaniment to these summer rolls.
1 package brown rice spring roll wrappers
1 large cucumber, julienned
1 red bell pepper, julienned
1 avocado, sliced
1 package baked tofu, sliced
¼ cup peanut butter
1 tbsp. liquid aminos
2 tsp. hot sauce
½ tbsp. maple syrup
3-4 tbsp. water
- To make the peanut sauce, add peanut butter, liquid aminos, hot sauce, maple syrup, and water to a small bowl. Mix well with a spoon until all ingredients are well combined. Set aside.
- Fill a large bowl with warm water and soak rice paper wrapper for 10 seconds. Transfer wrapper to a clean cutting board and arrange tofu, cucumber, red bell pepper, and avocado in a horizontal layer in the middle of the wrapper. Make sure to leave a one-inch space along the edges.
- Fold in the sides and roll the summer rolls tightly so the filling is compact. Repeat the process to make more summer rolls. Serve immediately and enjoy!
By Tiffany Wu / Guest Blogger
Tiffany is a student at JMU, majoring in dietetics. Her family owned a Chinese restaurant when she was growing up, so her passion for food and cooking began at an early age. She especially likes creating delicious and healthy plant-based recipes.